If he finally made the decision to stay at FC Barcelona, Lionel Messi was however careful to reveal all the harm he thinks of those who are currently at the head of his training club.
Fans of FC Barcelona and the six-fold Golden Ball will only retain most of this media release. Whatever the reasons for this about-face, Lionel messi remains one more season on the side of Camp Nou, sharing in passing all his attachment for the Blaugranas. However, at the same time that he reassured Catalan socios through a long interview with Goal.com, the Argentine has also applied to regularly tackle the club’s management style in recent years.
All year long I told the president I wanted to leave
In recent months, a controversy had opposed Eric Abidal, sports director who has since decided to leave. His agreement with Ernesto Valverde then Quique Setien, the last two coaches of the first team before the appointment of Ronald Koeman, appeared rather icy. And so we learn this Friday that relations with Josep Maria Bartomeu have reached the point of no return. “Throughout the year, I told the president that I wanted to leave, that the time had come to look for new challenges in my career,” he explained. He would say to me all the time: ‘We are going to talk, not now, this and that’, but nothing ”.
The truth is there hasn’t been a project or anything for a long time
Regularly, during the interview broadcast this Friday, the Argentinean takes care to criticize Bartomeu’s attitude. “He broke his word“, He adds also, insisting on the bad role of the president, when he decided to stay despite everything, out of love for Barça. Leo Messi goes even further, explaining his desires elsewhere by the lack of ambition of the Catalans. “I always said I wanted to end my career here, and I always said I wanted to stay. That I wanted a winning project and win titles with the club, to continue to grow the Barcelona legend. And the truth is, there hasn’t been a project or anything for a long time. They deal with the most in a hurry, fill in the gaps as the seasons go by, ”he proclaims again.
Executives and Koeman under pressure
The words are harsh, heavy with meaning, and therefore further emphasize the love he has for the club. If not, why decide to stay in this situation? But the divorce is very real with the management, which finds itself more than ever under pressure with regard to the supporters, as well as the new coach, Ronald Koeman, who would therefore be well inspired to start a new very concrete project. Because the big winner of this summer soap opera is Lionel Messi, left for a few months of a farewell tour before leaving free. Unless there is a new turnaround?
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